Despite High Unemployment, A Worker Shortage

Ultra-fast food and grocery delivery companies in India are facing a significant shortage of delivery executives at a time when the unemployment rate is at an all-time high. Sridhar Krishna discusses with Anupam Manur and Sudisha Mishra the reasons why this might be happening, how the shortage inadvertently conveys what gig workers want, and what can be done to make these jobs more attractive.

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  3. To Fix the Labor Shortage, Solve the Care Crisis.